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In this Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019 photo, a Chinese investor uses a smartphone as he monitor stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing. Shares retreated in Asia on Wednesday after Japan reported its worst monthly decline in exports in three years. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
November 19, 2019 - 9:34 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Shares retreated in Asia on Wednesday after Japan reported its worst monthly decline in exports in three years, putting pressure on the economy as growth slows following a sales tax hike. Adding to regional jitters, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution overnight to support human...
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A Chinese investor uses his smartphone as he monitors stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019. Asian shares were mixed Tuesday as investor sentiment remained cautious amid worries about the next development in trade talks between the United States and China. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
November 19, 2019 - 6:58 am
TOKYO (AP) — Global shares rose Tuesday as investors appeared hopeful for positive news from the trade talks between the United States and China. Strong economic data and better-than-expected corporate earnings have buoyed U.S. shares since early October, while “markets remain convinced that we...
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FILE - This Aug. 23, 2019, file photo shows the New York Stock Exchange in New York. U.S. stocks moved lower in early trading Monday, Nov. 18 as investors assessed mixed signals from the latest round of trade negotiations between the U.S. and China. Media reports early Monday suggested that China is pessimistic about a deal because of U.S. reluctance to ease existing tariffs. That conflicted with a report from China’s state media over the weekend that said negotiators had constructive discussions. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
November 18, 2019 - 3:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. stock market inched higher Monday, the latest nudge in its record-setting, six-week run, as markets wait for the next development in trade talks between the United States and China. All three major indexes edged above the all-time highs they set on Friday, though the...
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A currency trader walks by a screen showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Nov. 18, 2019. Asian shares are mixed Monday in a cautious mode after Wall Street closed out the week with milestones as the Dow Jones Industrial Average crossed 28,000 for the first time and the S&P 500 and Nasdaq hit record highs. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
November 18, 2019 - 2:37 am
TOKYO (AP) — Global shares were mixed Monday in cautious trading after Wall Street closed the week with new milestones as the Dow Jones Industrial Average crossed 28,000 for the first time and the S&P 500 and Nasdaq hit record highs. France’s CAC 40 slipped less than 0.1% in early trading to 5,...
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A currency trader walks by a screen showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Nov. 18, 2019. Asian shares are mixed Monday in a cautious mode after Wall Street closed out the week with milestones as the Dow Jones Industrial Average crossed 28,000 for the first time and the S&P 500 and Nasdaq hit record highs. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
November 17, 2019 - 9:20 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares are mixed Monday in a cautious mode after Wall Street closed out the week with milestones as the Dow Jones Industrial Average crossed 28,000 for the first time and the S&P 500 and Nasdaq hit record highs. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 inched up nearly 0.2% to 23,344.06...
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A woman walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. Shares are higher in Asia after U.S. officials said China and the U.S. were getting close to an agreement to cool tensions over trade.(AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
November 15, 2019 - 6:38 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares mostly rose on Friday after U.S. governments officials said they were getting close to an agreement with China to cool tensions over trade. Germany’s DAX rose 0.2% to 13,208, and France’s CAC 40 gained 0.4% to 5,922. Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P...
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FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2019, file photo gala apples are moved along a conveyor system after being sorted as they move to be prepared for shipping in a packing house in Yakima, Wash. On Thursday, Nov. 14, the Labor Department reports on U.S. producer price inflation in October. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
November 14, 2019 - 7:58 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. producer prices rose 0.4% in October, the biggest jump in six months, reflecting a surge in energy costs. The Labor Department said Thursday that the October increase in its producer price index, which measures price pressures before they reach consumers, followed a 0.3%...
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Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome Powell testifies on the economic outlook, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
November 13, 2019 - 3:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Wednesday that the Fed is likely to keep its benchmark short-term interest rate unchanged in the coming months, unless the economy shows signs of worsening. But for now, in testimony before a congressional panel, Powell expressed...
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Trader Stephen Gilmartin, right, works with specialist Dilip Patel on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019. Stocks are opening slightly lower on Wall Street led by declines in banks and industrial companies. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
November 13, 2019 - 11:22 am
Major U.S. stock indexes edged higher in midday trading Wednesday after the chairman of the Federal Reserve told lawmakers that the central bank is likely to hold off on another interest rate cut, unless the economy shows signs of worsening. Fed Chairman Jerome Powell also expressed optimism about...
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Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks during a news conference in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019. The Federal Reserve cut rates for the third time this year. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
November 13, 2019 - 10:47 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s testimony before the Joint Economic Committee about the outlook for the U.S. economy (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell says that the unemployment rate, already near a 50-year low, could drop...
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